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Mary Jo Barone <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 4 May 1999 14:13:41 -0400
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The Local History Division of the Rochester Public Library, 115 South
Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604, has a collection of notebooks (1950-1960?) by
Gertrude Barber who abstracted nineteenth century marriages and deaths from
the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.  Handwritten and difficult to decipher, it is
nonetheless a wonderful resource.  I'd like to hope that someone indexed
these books before they made their way upstate.

Mary Jo Barone
Ontario County Archives and Records Center

At 11:36 AM 5/4/99 EDT, you wrote:
>An independent historian in Long Island, Vincent Seyfried, is 10 years into
>an abstract/index of the 3 dozen or so Queens newspapers published in the
>19th century.  This is on a strictly volunteer basis, with no "funding" and
>little recognition.
>Is any subscriber familar with similar projects in New York State or
>In New York City (five boroughs), we have two principal existing newspaper
>indices, the Times (1851-present) and the Tribune (1875-1906), plus several
>other more limited efforts.
>Christopher Gray